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Overview

Catch views of the rarest wildlife species in Beng Per Wildlife Sanctuary and Kulen Prontemp Wildlife Sanctuary. Some to look forward to include the cambodian striped squirrel, the giant ibis, the great slaty woodpecker, the muntjac, the five bar swordtail, the striped black crow and the blue spotted butterfly. There’s much, much more to see in Cambodia’s top sanctuaries. Then witness a great spectacle of vultures feeding on a whole cow before heading off to a spectacular Angkorian jungle-temple. It’s a wildlife exploration that shouldn’t be missed!

Trip Highlights

Wild Cambodia

See rare birds, butterflies and mammals:

In Cambodia’s top wildlife sanctuaries and learn why it’s so important to preserve these animals.

Witness a group of white-rumped

Red-headed vultures feed on carcass early in the dawn.

Trek and cycle through the sanctuary’s forest

Caves and temples for a glimpse of Cambodia’s natural beauty.

Itinerary

1

Siem Reap – Boeng Peae Wildlife Sanctuary

Leaving early from Siem Reap, head northwards to the Bengal Florican Grasslands Conservation Area, the seasonally flooded grasslands of Kampong Thom and Siem Reap Provinces. This area harbors the largest number of Bengal Florican in Cambodia (and likely the world). Here you will visit several sites that comprise of important non-breeding grounds for many large water birds, such as the Greater Adjutant, Painted Stork, and Sarus Crane. 

From here, continue your journey to Betreed, one of the most exciting and fun adventure retreats in Cambodia: one that is hidden in the forests to the north of the Boeng Peae Wildlife Sanctuary. Here, guests can experience raw nature that is home to endangered and threatened species of Cambodian wildlife such as banteng (wild cow), pileated gibbons, silver langurs, barking deer, sambar deer and many species of birdlife.

Overnight in Betreed.

Possible Wildlife sightings in Betreed

Birds: Green Peafowl, Great Slaty Woodpecker, Rufous Bellied Woodpecker, Black-headed Woodpeck, Brown Prinia, Indochinese Bushlark, White-rumped Pygmy-Falcon, Blue-winged Pitta

Mammals: Banteng, Sambar Deer, Muntjac, Pileated Gibbon, Silver Langur, Gaur

Butterflies: The Common Bluebottle, The Blue Jay , The FivebarSwordtail, The Common Grass Yellow, The Tree Yellow, Common Tiger, The Striped Black Crow, The Blue Spotted Butterfly, The Blue Pansy, The , Peacock Pansy, The Leopard Lacewing, The Yamfly, The Great Mormon, The Blue Helen

2

Boeng Peae Wildlife Sanctuary

Today there is a choice of adventurous options you can discuss with the local wildlife guide to get the most of any specific interest you may have. Explore the varied habitats from dry to evergreen forest, take a challenging hike to the top of the mountain, explore Angkorian era “cave-temples” and the quarries where the ancient Khmers carved out their stone for temples, or traverse a saddle of the mountain on 300m ziplines with astonishing panoramic views.

Overnight in Betreed.

3

Boeng Peae Wildlife Sanctuary – Kulen Prumtep - Wildlife Sanctuary

This morning, head out along the many trails on the hunt for birds, butterflies and wildlife, before traveling on to Prey Veng ecolodge on the banks of a 12th Century reservoir deep in the Kulen Prumtep Wildlife sanctuary. Spend the late afternoon exploring the nearby lost temple ruins, cycling or trekking around the reservoir, or just relaxing with sundowners on the platform over the reservoir while watching the evening wildlife.

Overnight in Prey Veng.

Possible Wildlife sightings in Prey Veng

Birds: Giant Ibis, WWD, Sarus Crane, Great Slaty Woodpecker, Black-headed Woodpecker, Grey-headed Fish-eagle, White-bellied Woodpecker, Rufous-winged Buzzard, Brown Prinia Indochinese Bushlark

Mammals: Indochinese Ground Squirrel, Cambodian Striped Squirrel, Muntjac (all of which are rare to see)

Butterflies: The Common Bluebottle, The Blue Jay, The Fivebar Swordtail, The Common Grass Yellow, The Tree Yellow, Common Tiger, The Striped Black Crow, The Blue Spotted Butterfly, The Blue Pansy, The Peacock Pansy, The Leopard Lacewing, The Yamfly, The Great Mormon, The Blue Helen, The Banded Swallowtailed

4

Kulen Prumtep Wildlife Sanctuary

Today there is a choice of options available which can be discussed with the guide. Explore the Baray trails spotting critically endangered birds and wildlife, hike or cycle 12km to mountain temples, or take a boat out with local fisherman to learn their skills. There is also the chance to get involved with community conservation work, species monitoring or forest patrols whilst learning about traditional rubber tapping in the community forest, or learn about growing of our wildlife friendly Ibis Rice.

Overnight in Prey Veng.

5

Kulen Prumtep Wildlife Sanctuary – Boeng Toal

Rising early head out for a wildlife trek and breakfast before travelling to an incredible vulture site at Boeng Toal, a remote site in the Northern Plains. For many, this is a highlight and the chance to see 3 critically endangered vulture species, jackals, dhole and more. The night is spent in safari style tents.

Overnight in Boeng Toal.

6

Boeng Toal – Siem Reap

Owing to decline in wildlife and other threats, Cambodia’s vultures are reliant on supplementary feeding. A cow will be provided to the vultures and from dawn you will be able to watch the spectacle of up to eighty White-rumped and Red-headed Vultures, and sometimes also Slender-billed Vultures feeding on the carcass. After the vultures have finished feeding, return to Siem Reap, stopping at Beng Mealea, a spectacular ruined Angkorian jungle-temple.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

Possible Wildlife sightings in Boeng Toal and Beng Mealea

Birds: Slender-billed, Red-necked and White Rumped Vultures, White Throated Rock Thrush, Black-headed Woodpecker, Rufous-winged Buzzard, White-rumped Pygmy Falcon, Brown Prinia, Blossom-headed Parakeet, Burmese Shrike

Mammals: Golden Jackal, Dhole

7

Siem Reap Departure

This morning transfer to the airport with driver only for your onward flight.

Important Information

Our services include:

  • Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room in selected hotel
  • Meals as mentioned (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
  • English speaking local guide (for other languages supplements apply)
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle unless stated otherwise
  • Entrance fees for mentioned visits
  • Daily drinking water

Our services do not include:

  • Visa for Cambodia (Visa issued on arrival for most nationalities, USD30/pax, please bring 1 passport photo)
  • Any surcharge/extra fees for visit of the Angkor Historical site imposed by the Apsara Authorities in Siem Reap which are subject to change without prior notice
  • Other meals than mentioned
  • International and Domestic Flights
  • Camera/video entrance fees
  • Personal expenses (drinks, laundry, telephone, tips etc)
  • Travel insurance including recommended helicopter evacuation for Cambodia
  • Other services not clearly indicated in the package inclusions above

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